Cops: Pizza delivery man stabs customer

Posted at 9:55 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 09:55:38-05

(KTLA via The AOL.On Newtork) Police in California say a Domino's Pizza delivery man stabbed a customer during an altercation over the food's late arrival Saturday.

Michael Charles Parker, 31, was delivering pizzas to a house party in Covina. Apparently it took longer for the pizzas to arrive than the 20-year-old customer thought was acceptable.

When the customer and his friends complained about the delay and didn't tip well Parker got into a disagreement.

Officers say it took an hour-and-a half for the delivery even though the Domino's is just about a mile away from the house where it was delivered.

The cost of the pizzas was $45 and the customer only tipped the driver $3.

When Parker stayed at the door and wouldn't leave, the customer told him it was time to go, according to police.

"That started the verbal argument that led to a physical altercation that moved down into the driveway of the house and during that physical altercation the suspect stabbed the victim in the neck and the wrist," Covina Police Sgt. Gregg Peterson told KTLA.

The victim was transported to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Parker was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.


A Domino's Pizza delivery man stabbed a customer during an argument over the food's late arrival, police said Sunday.

Posted by KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, January 3, 2016